Welsh college wins more individual medals than ever before at nationwide skills competition

COLEG CAMBRIA and its industry partners achieved more individual medals than ever before at this year’s prestigious Skills Competition Wales.

Across 16 categories, the college – based in Wrexham, Northop, Deeside and Llysfasi – secured an outstanding 24 top three places. This included five golds, eight silvers and 11 bronze medals.

Receiving gold medals were Leo Jones (Lloyd Morris Electrical Ltd – Electrical Installation), Robert Jones (Airbus – Aeronautical Engineering), Dylan Rosedale-Blackwell (Deeside – Inclusive Skills: Automotive Technology), Mark Wright (International Crusher Solutions Ltd – Construction Metalwork), and Rodrigo Da Silva (Yale – IT Support Technician).

Learner Experience and Enterprise Manager Rona Griffiths praised the learners for their commitment in balancing preparation for the competition with their work and studies.

“I am especially thrilled for our for Inclusive Skills medal winners, Foundation students who have really excelled in three different categories,” said Rona.

“Every year we are so proud to have a skilled, dedicated group of apprentices and students who represent Coleg Cambria with pride and passion.

“On behalf of the college and their employers, thank you and congratulations – these results, as always, are incredible.”

Competitions were held throughout January and February, with experts evaluating participants based on industry standards and criteria.

The celebration event was held last night (Thursday) at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Newport, with virtual ‘watch parties’ taking place at satellite sites across the country.

This year saw record numbers of interest and registrations for Skills Competition Wales, with over 1,400 competitors across 64 competitions being represented by more than 75 different organisations across Wales, including colleges, employers, and training providers.

“We are immensely proud of all the participants who showcased their talents and skills,” said Emma Banfield, Project Manager at Inspiring Skills Wales.

“The ceremony was a proud occasion for us to celebrate their achievements and honour the dedication they have shown in their respective fields.

“We believe in the power of skills to transform lives and drive economic growth in Wales. Skills Competition Wales is a testament to the incredible talent we have in our nation, and we are committed to nurturing and supporting these talents for a brighter future.”

For more information about Skills Competition Wales and upcoming events, visit the website inspiringskills.gov.wales/skills-competition-wales or follow @ISEinWales on Twitter and Instagram.

Visit www.cambria.ac.uk for the latest news and information from Coleg Cambria.